Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Girardi, Cash held team meeting
One Yankee compared Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman's team meeting on Tuesday to the legendary one the duo had in June of 2009 in Atlanta that is credited by some with turning that championship season around.
The results of the 2012 get-together are still to be determined, but one Yankee told ESPN New York that the message was simple.
"A lot of people might blow the slow start out of perspective, but they wanted to keep it in perspective," the player said.
Even with the Yankees having lost six-of-seven, it was a matter-of-fact discussion, the player said. Girardi has said he isn't one to knock over tables, believing an even-keel is the best way to get the most out of his team.
The meeting, which was first reported by Jack Curry of YES, has now preceded two wins in a row. After the Yankees' 8-3 win over the Royals, Girardi declined to even acknowledge that he spoke to the team, saying that if he wanted the media know about it he would have PR head Jason Zillo send out invitations.
Meanwhile, fresh off his two-home run game, Alex Rodriguez saluted the talk without giving up too many details.
"Joe gave us a great talk," Rodriguez said. "He is a great manager. He has a lot of faith in us."